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APS Superintendent's Quarterly Awards

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to help APS students become successful?  If so, nominate this person for a Quarterly Superintendent's Award.

APS Superintendent Rico Munn recognizes outstanding parents, staff and community members who make a difference in the lives of APS students.  Nominees may earn awards in the following categories:

  • Classified employee, support
    - includes employees in the divisions of superintendent, human resources, instruction, finance and support services who are not based in a school
  • Classified employee, elementary (2)
    includes paraeducators, educational assistants, custodians, kitchen and office staff members
  • Classified employee, secondary
    same as above for K-8, middle schools, high schools, Pickens and Options
  • Licensed employee, elementary
    Note: two awards per quarter
    includes nurses, specialists, itinerant, exceptional student services, classroom teachers, etc.)
  • Licensed employee, middle school
    includes nurses, specialists, itinerant, exceptional student services , classroom teachers, etc.
  • Licensed employee, high school
    includes nurses, specialists, exceptional student services, classroom teachers, etc.
    - Note: Licensed employees not assigned to a school may be nominated in any of the above licensed categories.
  • Principal 
  • Assistant Principal 
  • Administrative and professional/technical employee
    includes departmental administrators and professional/technical employees
  • Parent
    includes any parent of an APS student
  • Community/business
    includes community members and business leaders who have made a positive impact on APS students

Students, parents, staff and community members may submit nominations online:

Please Note
In conjunction with the School Executives of Aurora (SEA), new criteria have been established for nominating Principals and Assistant Principals for the Superintendent's Quarterly Award.  The new criteria are aligned with state and national awards and will also be used by the district to recommend assistant principal and principal of the year.


A committee made up of the following employee groups will select the winners.

  • Classified Employee Council, two members
  • Aurora Education Association, two members
  • School Executives of Aurora, two members

Awards Recognition celebrations will take place each quarter. Photos of the winners will be displayed on a "Wall of Fame" in the administration building and posted online.

Teachers who have earned advanced degrees will also be recognized.

Annual Award Winners

Superintendent Munn and the APS Board of Education will honor all quarterly winners at a celebration at the end of the school year.  They will also select and recognize an annual winner from each category of quarterly winners.

Schedule for Upcoming Quarterly Awards 2012-2013
  • First Quarter
    • Sep. 7 – Nominations Close
    • Sep. 12 – Selection Committee Meeting
    • Sep. 19 - Awards Assembly
  • Second Quarter
    • Oct. 26 – Nominations Close
    • Nov. 7 – Selection Committee Meeting
    • Nov. 14 - Awards Assembly
  • Third Quarter
    • Jan. 11 – Nominations Close
    • Jan. 16 – Selection Committee Meeting
    • Jan. 23 - Awards Assembly
  • Fourth Quarter
    • Mar. 8 - Nominations Close
    • Mar. 12 – Selection Committee Meeting
    • Mar. 20 - Awards Assembly
  • Annual
    • May 1 – Annual Awards Banquet
Quarterly Award Winner Archives



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